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Warm-up: Write this in your notes. 1.What is the original source of energy that powers wind turbines? 2.What time of day do you feel sea breezes? Explain why using the following terms: temperature, density, pressure and wind. Nuclear fusion from the Sun During the day, because the air above land heats up at a faster rate, which is less dense and rises, creating a lower pressure than that over the ocean. Since wind blows from an area of higher pressure (over the ocean) towards an area of lower pressure (over the land), this creates a sea breeze. Now explain what happens at night.
Agenda 10/26/09 Homework Check and review Review the quiz Go over lab last week (wind speed) Notes: Power & Energy Solve Power Problems Homework: Finish problems & lab if not done in class. Learning Goal: use formulas to calculate power
Coriolis Effect http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcPs_OdQOYU&feature=player_embedded http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcPs_OdQOYU&feature=player_embedded The apparent deflection of objects (such as airplanes & wind) moving in a straight path relative to the earth's surface. From the Earth's surface an object in the air appears to curve off of its course. Its not actually moving off of its course but it appears to be happening because the Earths surface is rotating beneath the object.
Myth of the Coriolis Effect One of the biggest misconceptions is that it causes the rotation of water down the drain of a sink or toilet. This is not the cause of the water's movement. The water is simply moving too fast down the drain to allow for the Coriolis to have any significant impact.
Review of Energy: Energy in general is defined as the ability to cause a change in self or surroundings. Different types of energy: light (radiant), heat (thermal), electrical, chemical, nuclear, mechanical, kinetic and potential. But the types were interested in now are the types that have to do with motion problems.
The standard scientific unit for all types of energy is the Joule. 1 J = 1 Nm = 1 kgm 2 /s 2 – This is the same unit used for work. Standard Unit of Measure:
The Physics of Work: Definition of Work: The product of force and distance. we sometimes think of work as a transfer of energy by mechanical means. How is Work related to Energy?
Power Power is the rate at which energy is transformed from one form to another. Unit: Watts (W) 1W = 1 Joule/second P = E t Power Energy Time
Finish the Lab Complete questions 6 & 7 now at your desk using the map I will put up shortly. Complete the calculations and the rest of the analysis questions at home. Map